Celebrity Death Thread 2019

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The ages of the celebrities who have died in the past week are, in order, 85, 79, 61 and 55. The pattern continues. Burns, only 14, also appeared in the 2016 mini-series Retribution and In Plain Sight.

Jack Burns, Outlander star and ballet dancer, dies at 14

 

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That's because hardly anyone cares about rappers. :p

I should mention this one: Herb Cox, co-founder and lead singer of 1950s-60s doo-wop group The Cleftones, died December 7 at 80. The Cleftones' hits include Heart & Soul, Lover Boy, Little Girl Of Mine and Can't We Be Sweethearts.
 

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Scott, born Giovanni Scafone Jr. in Toronto, had nine top-40 hits and four top-ten hits, 1958-60. The biggest were Leroy, Goodbye Baby, Burning Bridges, My True Love and What In The World's Come Over You.

 

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Loney co-founded The Flamin' Groovies in 1965 and was the band's lead singer until July 1971 when he left for a solo career. They've released nine studio albums, eight live albums, five EPs and 19 singles, beginning with a 1969 remake of Huey "Piano" Smith's Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu. Many of their singles were hits in the Berkeley-San Francisco area but none made the national charts.

 

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Junior Johnson was the subject of the book and film "The Last American Hero".

Bruce Springsteen also mentions him in the song "Cadillac Ranch".

 
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Willis released an album, Child Star, in 1974 but it didn't sell so she decided to write songs for other people. Willis wrote or co-wrote more than 600 songs including the Rembrandts' I'll Be There For You, the Pointer Sisters' Neutron Dance, Earth Wind & Fire's September and Boogie Wonderland, the Pet Shop Boys' What Have I Done To Deserve This and songs for the movie Beverly Hills Cop and the Broadway musical The Color Purple. In an April 2019 interview, she explained how her association with Earth Wind & Fire came about:

 
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Herman won Tony awards for Hello Dolly and La Cage Aux Folles and in 2009 was honored with a Tony for Lifetime Achievement. He also composed the scores for Parade, From A To Z, Mack & Mabel, Milk & Honey, Dear World and The Grand Tour. Among his best-known songs: Hello Dolly, Put On Your Sunday Clothes, If He Walked Into My Life and We Need A Little Christmas.

 

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Imus had been on WABC since 2007. Cumulus Media, which owned WABC and syndicated Imus' morning show, was $2.3 billion in debt in December 2017 and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In March 2018, Cumulus reduced some of its debt by canceling the contracts of several high-paid radio personalities. One of them was Imus.